2021 Chateau La Gaffeliere Pre-Arrival Offer
  • 95
  • 94
  • 92
  • 93
  • 93
  • Nick's Import

2021 Chateau La Gaffeliere Pre-Arrival Offer

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$143. 00 Bottle
$1716.00 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
A notable success in this vintage, the 2021 La Gaffelière offers up aromas of sweet cherries and berries mingled with notions of licorice, loamy soil and spices. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and enveloping, it's supple and charming, with a fleshy core of fruit, lively acids and ripe, powdery tannins, concluding with impressive persistence. Tasted four times, twice at the château.
92-94 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Apr 2022)

The 2021 La Gaffelière is a wine of extraordinary finesse and class. Time in the glass brings out striking depth and complexity. The aromatics alone are beguiling but everything about the 2021 speaks to elegance. Crushed red berry fruit, rose petals, blood orange, mint and saline notes punctuate the finish. Drink 2031-2061.
95-97 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

The 2021 La Gaffelière was picked September 22 to October 15, and matured in 60% French new oak. There is a healthy 42% Cabernet Franc here. The nose is quite open with black cherry, blueberry and touches of violet and peony; the oak is nicely integrated. In the mouth, this is medium-bodied with fine delineation, good focus and real midpalate weight. Conveying good intensity and vibrancy, this continues a strong run for this Saint-Émilion estate. Drink 2028-2055.
94-96 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

A very precise and curated wine with ultra-fine tannins that run the length of the wine. Medium body. Dark berry and dark chocolate flavors and a creamy finish. Classy.
94-95 points
James Suckling

Plummy, polished, soft, and fresh, the floral characteristics in the nose make an impression before you experience the multiple layers of sweet, ripe, juicy, dark plums, espresso, and chocolate in the mid-palate and in the round, soft, silky, long finish. Drink from 2023-2050.
93-95 points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Succulent and supple, sugary, ripe, jammy tannins hit the palate with such a buzz and energy. It's not so complex at this point but I like the upfront nature: it's bright and bold, with bitter, salty minerality also coming through at the end - liquorice sticks, cedar, graphite. Clean, crisp and very enjoyable. Tannins are so smooth just perfectly integrated. Will be great in time and I love the cool mint aspect on the finish. Drinking Window 2025 - 2045.
93 points
Georgina Hindle - Decanter

Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:

  1. There is no minimum order unless stated.

  2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.

  3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.

  4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2024.

  5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.

  6. Errors and omissions excepted.

  7. Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.